Peter Cain

New Paintings and Drawings

February 1 - March 15, 1997
523 W 24 Street

Press Release

Matthew Marks is honored to announce Peter Cain: New Paintings and Drawings, the next exhibition in his second floor gallery at 523 West 24th Street. This exhibition will include the artist's final completed works. Peter Cain died suddenly and tragically of a cerebral hemorrhage, age 37, on Sunday, January 5th, 1997.

The exhibition, which will open as originally scheduled, will consist of new paintings and drawings, made by the artist over the past two years. In a radical departure from his earlier work in which cars were the exclusive subject matter, Cain spent the last two years working with the traditional themes of landscape and portraiture.

This exhibition will include three large-scale paintings of a man's head and six smaller canvases of Los Angeles industrial landscapes. A range of related graphite drawings will also be included.

Peter Cain was included in both the 1993 and 1995 Biennial Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. His work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Milan in the past year.

Peter Cain: New Paintings and Drawings will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), through Saturday, March 15, 1997. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

For further information or photographs please contact Matthew Marks at (212) 243-0200.

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